The Gates Scholarship

The Gate Scholarship (TGS) is a highly selective, last-dollar scholarship for outstanding, minority, high school seniors from low-income households.  Each year, the scholarship is awarded to 300 of these student leaders, with the intent of helping them realize their maximum potential.

To learn more watch this video:  https://www.thegatesscholarship.org/about-gates



Annual Amount

Award

Scholars will receive funding for the full cost of attendance* that is not already covered by other financial aid and the expected family contribution, as determined by the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), or the methodology used by a Scholar’s college or university.

*Cost of attendance includes tuition, fees, room, board, books, and transportation, and may include other personal costs.


Open To

First-year students

Additional Selection Criteria

    Basic Eligibility

    To apply, students must be:

    • A high school senior
    • From at least one of the following ethnicities: African-American, American Indian/Alaska Native*, Asian & Pacific Islander American, and/or Hispanic American
    • Pell-eligible
    • A US citizen, national, or permanent resident
    • In good academic standing with a minimum cumulative weighted GPA of 3.3 on a 4.0 scale (or equivalent) 

     Additionally, a student must plan to enroll full-time, in a four-year degree program, at a US accredited, not-for-profit, private or public college or university.

    *For American Indian/Alaska Native, proof of tribal enrollment will be required. 


    Ideal Candidate

    An ideal candidate will have:

    • An outstanding academic record in high school (in the top 10% of his/her graduating class)
    • Demonstrated leadership ability (e.g., as shown through participation in community service, extracurricular, or other activities)
    • Exceptional personal success skills (e.g., emotional maturity, motivation, perseverance, etc.)

Application Process

For online application, go to:  https://www.thegatesscholarship.org/sign-up

Must create an account and sign in.

Deadline

September 15, 2020

Notification

Information not given

For the application or more information go to:
https://www.thegatesscholarship.org/scholarship